spam on license-discuss

Karsten M. Self kmself at
Wed May 9 20:58:16 UTC 2001

on Wed, May 09, 2001 at 04:54:28PM -0400, Russell Nelson (nelson at wrote:
> I see that spammers have found license-discuss, sigh.  What I am doing
> for other mailing lists which works quite well is to set up the list
> so that the first post from an unrecognized envelope address is
> diverted to my mailbox.  Subsequent posts are accepted.  The cost of
> this algorithm is that new people's submissions are sometimes delayed.
> Another cost is that from time to time a spammer sends mail twice from 
> the same envelope sender.  But that only happens once or twice a year.
> Any strong opinions one way or another?  Replies are set to go only to
> me, so if you want to discuss this on the mailing list, you'll have to
> adjust the headers.


This has worked quite well on FSB for years.  I'm for it.

Karsten M. Self <kmself at>
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